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The Horton Family Home Page

Updated August 11, 2011

Randy Taylor Horton

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Our earliest Horton ancestor in America was Robert Horton, born to Drayton and Ann Horton of Cow Lane, London, England, on November 27, 1751, Christened at St. Sepulchre on December 26, 1751. According to Court records round at the Sessions of Gaol Deliver for the City of London, held at the Sessions House in the Old Baily, Robert was tried and convicted of petty theft in September, 1769 and was sentenced to be transported for a period of seven years. Robert Horton came to America as an Emigrant in Bondage in 1769 aboard the Justitia. Robert enlisted in the 3rd Virginia Militia, serving under Captain John Thornton out of Culpeper County, Virginia in February 1776. Robert served in the Battles of Kings Bridge, York Island, White Plains, Brandywine and Germantown. Robert was with Washington at Valley Forge, where he was discharged in February 1778. I am proud to be a descendent of Robert Horton.

In November 1778, Robert married Jaley Underwood and they lived near the NE slope of the Red Oak Mountain in Culpeper County, VA. Robert died in April 1820, and Jaley is recored as living near daughter Mary in Muskingum County, OH in 1837. Robert and Jaley had two sons and five daughters. Two of the daughters, Nancy and Milly married two sons of neighbor Francis Cheek, James and Elijah. Another daughter, Mary (Polly) married Franklin Anderson. We are still researching daughters Sally and Chloe, but Sally was shown as the head of household in the 1830 VA Census and we think Chloe may have moved on to Ohio with some of her siblings. Son James and his family migrated to Robertson County TN. Some of his descendents went on to St. Genevieve County and Newton County, MO. These Hortons married into the families of Fry, Swan, Snow, Lacy, Pitt, Martin, Groves and McDole. Son Robert, from whom I descend, migrated to Licking County, OH, then on to Grant County, IN, where he died in 1853. Some of Roberts descendents remained in Ohio, while others migrated to Fulton County, IL, Cedar Couty, Missouri and Davis and Montgomery County, IA. Some of the names of the families these Hortons married into include Bennett, Jones, Moreland, Evans, Nelson, Cecile, McLouth and Bauman.

I hope you enjoy the pictures I have posted to this page. If you feel you may be connected to our family, please drop me an email . We are always anxious to share out lineage with cousins.

Randy Horton

Family Photos

  • Edwin Morgan Horton and family, circa 1900 (73 KB)
    Edwin and Mary Ellen McCulloch Horton and first four children, L to R, Lee Edwin, Edith Margaret, Charles Edgar and Emory Henry. Four more children were born to the couple, the youngest just a few weeks after Edwin Morgan Horton's death in 1909.
  • 6 sons of William and Maria Jane Horton (198 KB)
    These are the six sons of William and Jane Horton. L to R back, William, James, George L to R front, Robert, John Henry, Edwin Morgan
  • Robert Horton (1796-1853) (72 KB)
    This is a photo of the Cemetery Stone of Robert Horton. Robert is buried in Lower Walnut Creek Cemetery in Grant County, Indiana, near Gas City.
  • Wm and Hank Horton & families (75 KB)
    Wm. SC Horton (2nd) and brother John Henry Horton, sons of Wm and Maria Jane Horton, and their families. (L to R) Wm with son Earl Edgar on lap and wife Mary Ann Briscoe Horton standing behind. John Henry (Hank) with wife Olive Squires Horton standing behind and her daughter standing in front of Hank. (abt 1900)
  • George W Horton 1861-1914 (34 KB)
    George W. Horton was a son of Robert D and Catherine Moreland Horton of Licking County, OH. George was the Sheriff of Licking County at one time, and served as Deputy State Oil Inspector. photo courtesy of George Richard (Dick) Horton.
  • Abe and wife Mary Ellen Booker Horton (88 KB)
    Abraham Horton, (1856-1928) 2nd son of Wm and Maria Jane Horton, and his wife Mary Ellen Booker Horton.
  • Robert D Horton 1867 - 1903 (25 KB)
    Robert D Horton was the son of Robert D and Catherine Moreland Horton of Licking County, OH. Robert D Horton died of smallpox while serving as a policeman for the City of Newark, OH. photo courtesy of George Richard (Dick) Horton
  • 4 generations taken abt 1915 (68 KB)
    George Washington Horton,(1855-1940) with his mother Maria Jane Nelson Horton on right, daughter Clara Yeoman Horton Villers (Mrs Frank Villers)in front and her daughter, Wylma Villers in back. George was reported to have been first or second white children born in Montgomery County, Iowa.
  • William Slaughter Culpeper Horton and three sons. (398 KB)
    William Slaughter Culpeper Horton and sons Abraham, George and Henry. circa 1870.
  • Robert Horton 1855-1900 (88 KB)
    Robert Horton was born in Sumner County, TN to Robert and Iserenia Pitt Horton. Thanks to Ruth Horton Basler for providing this picture of her grandfather.
  • Robert Drayton Horton and family. circa 1910 (233 KB)
    This is the family of Robert Drayton Horton of Montgomery County, Iowa. Robert is standing in front of the team of horses. Photo courtesy of Verne Horton.
  • Mary R Mollie Horton and her 5 sons circa 1907 (90 KB)
    This is a photo of Mary R (Molly) Mollie Horton, (wife of Robert Horton 1855-1900) and five of her sons. Thanks to Ruth Horton Basler for contributing this picture of dad, uncles and grandmother.
  • John Henry Horton and wife Olive Squires Horton (106 KB)
    John Henry (Hank) Horton, was the town Marshall in Villisca, Iowa at the time of the infamous ax murders. There have been several books and videos made, depicting this terrible crime. Unfortunately, it has not been solved to this day.
  • George Washington Horton, 1840 - 1922 (139 KB)
    Thanks to Cousin George Richard Horton for contributing this picture of George Washington Horton, 9/27/1840 - 3/27/1922. GW was a brother to my gr gr grandfather, William Slaughter Culpeper Horton.
  • The Last Will and Testament of Robert Horton, 1820 (121 KB)
    This is a photo copy of the Will of Robert Horton. Robert was born in London, England, 1751, and died in Culpeper County, VA, 1820.
  • 3 Daughters of Wm and Jane Horton (75 KB)
    William Slaughter Culpeper Horton and wife Maria Jane Nelson Horton had 3 daughters. L to R, Rosey Anna Horton Crawford, Rebecca Jane Horton Dalhart and Eliza Ellen Horton Brown.
  • Robert Horton, Revolutionary War Veteran (14 KB)
    Robert Horton enlisted in the 3rd VA Militia in February, 1776. Robert served in 6 battles and was discharged at Valley Forge, February 9, 1778. Valley Forge was under the command of General George Washington.
  • James Wesley Horton and family (82 KB)
    James and Jennie May Greene Horton and sons (L to R) Floyd Forrest Horton, Roy Wesley Horton and Lindsay Lowell Horton. (circa 1903)
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